April 10, 2011
CPA (SA) State Secretary Bob Briton talks about the Federal Government's proposals for health reform which, not surprisingly, will pave the way for private health providers to increase profits at the expense of a well-resourced public health system.
Have your web browser or a pen and paper ready for the end of the podcast when Bob gives details of how to get involved in the CPA's public healthcare campaign.
April 9, 2011
After a somewhat lengthy haitus, our sporadic podcast Taking Issue is back (hopefully this time for good). In this first episode for 2011, CPA State Secretary Bob Briton talks about the recent NSW State Election and upcoming May Day festivities.
October 11, 2009
Members of the Communist Party of Australia marched through the streets of Sydney last weekend to protest against the Rees Government and their plans to sell of a raft of publicly owned assets.
May 18, 2009
On average, one building worker is killed in Australia every week. If it weren't for unions like the CFMEU keeping employers in check, this statistic could be even worse. But thanks to Howard-era anit-worker policy, unions are finding it more and more difficult to organise on the job.
In this, the first of a three-part series, we take issue with the Australian Building & Construction Commission (ABCC) and its use of coercive powers against building workers and their unions. CFMEU National Secretary Dave Noonan talks to us about the ABCC and its role as a virtual secret police force in the building industry.
March 18, 2009
The writings of Karl Marx are as relevant today as they were when this was written in 1847. Printed in the U.S.S.R by Progress Publishers (Moscow) in 1981, Wage Labour & Capital is a must read for anyone looking for a thorough understanding of the role and place of labour and "labour power" in a capitalist economy.
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March 14, 2009
While its supporters argue that Mike Rann's state government has no choice but to build a desalination plant at Port Stanvac in the Gulf of St. Vincent, the plant's opponents argue that its impact on the marine environment alone is reason enough to pull the plug on the project. They maintain that there is an obvious alternative. Tune in to find out more.
March 2, 2009
In this episode we discuss the sacking of 1850 workers by Australian company Pacific Brands.
February 13, 2009
The first in a new series of podcasts from the Communist Party of Australia (SA). In this episode we speak with CPA State Secretary Bob Briton about the recent bushfires in Victoria and the subsequent response from the community.
June 29, 2007
This week's edition of the Guardian Podcast is now available to download or stream from our 'box' widget on the right of the page. You can also download it via our podcast page. To subscribe to our iTunes feed click here.
In this week's edition we discuss the situation in remote Aboriginal communities and the reactionary response from the Howard government. We also talk about the relationship between the ALP and the trade union movement and we pay tribute to Cuban revolutionary Vilma Espin Guillois.
June 23, 2007
In this week's Guardian Podcast we speak with South Australian Correspondent Bob Briton about the United States and Australia's complicity in the torturing of war prisoners under the US policy of 'extraordinary rendition'. Bob also gives us some background on the way the Australian government spends it's foreign aid in the Asia-Pacific region. You can subscribe to the online edition of the Guardian here.